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  1. Jane Smiley is the author of the 2016 One Book South Dakota selection Some Luck. Born in 1949, she grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, and earned degrees in literature from… Continue Reading

  2. In summary, staff picks for the Best of the South Dakota Humanities Council in 2015 include: 2015 Festival of Books in Deadwood and One Book South Dakota with William Kent Krueger, meeting and moving on fundraising challenges, and announcing new programs for 2016. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

6
Feb
6
Feb
8:00 am | Ramkota Inn
6
Feb
8:00 am | Ramkota Inn
10
Feb
1:30 pm | Codington County Extension Complex
22
Feb
All Day | West Middle School
23
Feb
All Day | West Middle School
24
Feb
All Day | West Middle School

South Dakota Humanities Council

The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

The goal should be that everybody gets a chance to read great books and participate in the richness that humanities brings us.
- Bill Gates (founder and Chairman, Microsoft)